The Ash Stash!

Bacffin Posted By Bacffin, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:13 PM

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  1. Bacffin

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    Got all the ash from the grapple load stacked and covered today. Ended up with 5/8th of a cord. On to the soft maple next.
     

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  2. NYLife

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    Looking good
     
  3. WellSeasoned

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    Nice looking stacks. Looks good in those woods
     
  4. thewoodlands

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    Nice looking wood stacks, the rounds are the soft maple?

    zap
     
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  5. Bacffin

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    The rounds in the front are soft, the rear are hard.
     
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  6. Gasifier

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    Nice work Bacffin. Keep it up and you will be in BTU heaven. How much wood do you burn through in a year?
     
  7. bogydave

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    Nice ending to a good day ;)
    Feels good , eh?
     
  8. Bacffin

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    Thanks, No clue how much I will go through. This technicaly my first season. Last year I started late in December and it was a warm winter.
     
  9. Bacffin

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    It sure does. Just sit back and wait....and wait, and wait. Maybe fix a tarp here and there, but just wait...
     
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  10. Bacffin

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    Thanks! Got a long way to go for sure...but it's kind of fun, just a little:cool:
     
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  11. Pallet Pete

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    That looks great Bacffin good job. It almost looks like a picture O wait it is ;lol

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  12. StacksCT

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    Good looking stacks. Forgive the newbie question -- what is a grapple load?
     
  13. Bacffin

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    Thanks StacksCT!
    A grapple load is a truck that carries logs. I'm sure you have seen them on the roads, a bunch of logs stacked on top of each other with a "grapple" to take them on and off.
     
  14. StacksCT

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    Gotcha. Get a good price that way?
     
  15. Backwoods Savage

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    Nice neat stacking on the wood Bacffin.
     
  16. Bacffin

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    It depends. I was scrounging for a while and then ran into a CL add for 6+ cords for 5 bills. I was using the truck and the dump trailer running around picking up bits and pieces here and there, but it was time consuming and it was chewing up fuel too. This seemed to be a decent deal, so I gave it a try. After getting this load and now starting to generate and relationship with the dealer, I will do this again. I think it is worth the money. The deals are out there. You have to hunt and peck vigilently to get them though. This dealer is still selling. http://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/mat/3389658165.html
    ~Bruce
     
  17. Bacffin

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    Dennis, you had me thinking as I was stacking this. You mentioned stacking between trees causes the bark to get damaged over time from the trees moving in the winds. Even though I have limited "open" space for stacking and kind of need the trees at this point, I think I have a temporary solution to minimize the scarfing. Instead of making the stacks 48" high, I made them 36" or less, This way, the tree movement will be less at the lower section of the tree and with less movement, less damage...I hope. Once I open up some space in the back, I will be able to just stack on pallets without the trees. Then the trees will be kind of safe again...from man kind anyway. (Of course they just fall over because they 100ft tall, but I have no control over that.)

    Thanks,
    Bruce
     
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  18. infinitymike

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    Looking at those stacks and even the rounds , I think you have some competition!
     
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    Good thinking Bruce.
     
  20. PapaDave

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    Nope. Knock it off and get back to work.;)
    There's more to be done (as I sit on my azz).:cool:
     
  21. Pallet Pete

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    Your rubbing off on me Dave I am sitting on my bleep too::-)

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  22. PapaDave

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    I'm only sitting on mine because I've been out cutting oak the last 2 days.:cool:
    Back at it tomorrow too.
     
  23. Bacffin

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    Yea, I know...Hurry up, then wait ;)
     
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  24. Bacffin

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    Still waiting......

    Think it is dry yet? Gonna be a year in a couple of weeks. :)
     
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